Analyzing Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) & Athena Silver (AHNR)

Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) and Athena Silver (OTCMKTS:AHNR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing and Athena Silver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Molson Coors Brewing 12.05% 7.58% 3.43%
Athena Silver N/A N/A -879.35%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Molson Coors Brewing and Athena Silver’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Molson Coors Brewing $13.47 billion 1.05 $1.41 billion $4.47 14.71
Athena Silver N/A N/A -$2.11 million N/A N/A

Molson Coors Brewing has higher revenue and earnings than Athena Silver.

Volatility & Risk

Molson Coors Brewing has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Athena Silver has a beta of 3.36, meaning that its share price is 236% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.5% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Molson Coors Brewing shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Molson Coors Brewing pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Athena Silver does not pay a dividend. Molson Coors Brewing pays out 36.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Molson Coors Brewing and Athena Silver, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Molson Coors Brewing 1 5 7 0 2.46
Athena Silver 0 0 0 0 N/A

Molson Coors Brewing currently has a consensus price target of $74.08, suggesting a potential upside of 12.63%. Given Molson Coors Brewing’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Molson Coors Brewing is more favorable than Athena Silver.

Summary

Molson Coors Brewing beats Athena Silver on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Molson Coors Brewing

Molson Coors Brewing Company manufactures and sells beer and other beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. It sells various products under the Coors Light, Miller Lite, Coors Banquet, the Blue Moon Brewing Company brands, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands, Keystone, Icehouse, Mickey's, Miller 64, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee's Best, Hamm's, Olde English 800, Steel Reserve, Crispin, Smith & Forge, Redd's, the Henry's Hard Soda, and Steel Reserve Alloy Series brands. The company also offers various brands, including Molson Canadian, Belgian Moon, Carling, Carling Black Label, Creemore Springs, the Granville Island, Mad Jack, the Miller, Molson Canadian 67, Molson Canadian Cider, Molson Dry, Molson Export, Old Style Pilsner, and the Rickard's family of brands. In addition, it provides its products under the Staropramen, Apatinsko, Astika, Bergenbier, Borsodi, Branik, Jelen, Kamenitza, Niksicko, Noroc, Ostravar, Ozujsko, Sharp's Doom Bar, Worthington's, Cobra, and other brand names. Further, the company imports and sells Hop Valley, Revolver, Saint Archer, Terrapin, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Desperados, Dos Equis, Moretti, Sol, Tecate, Carling Strong, Coors, Coors 1873, Coors Extra, Coors Gold, Iceberg 9000, King Cobra, Thunderbolt, and Zima brand products. Additionally, it brews or distributes various brands, such as Amstel Light, Heineken, Murphy's, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow cider, Beck's, Belle-Vue Kriek brands, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Lowenbrau, Löwenweisse, Spaten and Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Rekorderlig, Singha, Blue Moon, Corona, Miller High Life, Molson Canadian, and other Modelo brands, as well as George Killian's Irish Red, the Redd's, and Foster's brands. The company was formerly known as Adolph Coors Company and changed its name to Molson Coors Brewing Company in February 2005. The Company was founded in 1786 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

About Athena Silver

Athena Silver Corporation, an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resource properties in the United States. It primarily explores for silver. The company's flagship project is the Langtry project that includes 20 patented and 38 unpatented lode mining claims covering approximately 1,200 acres located in the central part of the Mojave Desert of southern California. Athena Silver Corporation was founded in 2003 and is based in Vacaville, California.

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